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A reason to use Google: safe browsing

You need a reason to use Google? Well, now that I’ve received my first package about the class action settlement, I’m feeling better about the Google Book Snatch fiasco. And this diagnostic page is impressive. Here’s what I got a couple weeks ago when I tried to visit a China business website:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for

What is the current listing status for

Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 14 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 271 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 30 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2008-12-16, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2008-12-11.Malicious software includes 204 scripting exploit(s), 130 trojan(s), 107 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 42 domain(s), including,,

16 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including,,

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS9814 (FIBRLINK).

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